My Grandpa Darrell and I shared a car bond since I was a young boy and this is part of why I am where I am today. My Grandpa Darrell had a 1961 Chevy Bubbletop Impala. He grew up always working on cars, taking engines apart and putting them back together, sometimes, just for fun. He was a car guy through and through.
Turns out, his gift of understanding how stuff works and goes together was passed on to me.
I remember that my parents made my siblings and I pick something that we had to do each year and instead of sports or other activities I choose to work on cars. The first restoration of a vehicle I did was a 1989 Ford pickup that I completed when I was 13.
As I continued to work on more vehicles, changing oil and also basic maintenance, I began to have a dream of one day attending and building my own vehicle for SEMA. I have now attended the SEMA show three years in a row and that has helped develop the vision for my first SEMA Build.
My Grandpa passed away in December of 2022 and he left his 1961 Impala to me. That car has become a large part of my business in that my business logo implements it and my dream of building my own SEMA Build is beginning to come to fruition. My 2025 SEMA Build will be called Darrell, it will be his 1961 Chevy Impala. Please read on to find out what will be included in fulfilling my dream.
I have envisioned a 1961 Impala as my first SEMA build which was my grandpa's car and I will call it "Darrell" in his honor. The design will be a classic car with some of the most innovative modern-day capabilities. As I work to finalize the design and sponsors at SEMA 2023 we will update this section of the web site.
If you would be interested in being a sponsor of "Darrell", the SEMA Build, please contact me. I'd love to have more people on my team to help this dream come true. Together more things are possible!